Detroit Diary The GLIBA trade show

October 15, 2010 • 6 Comments

DETROIT DIARY
Morning BBQ, Bookstores in Airports, & Red Cowboy Boots:
Life on the road at GLIBA’s trade show
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Monday, October 7th, 10:48am:

On Friday, Algonquin has me all set to board a plane…

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October 14, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop

2 Comments October 14, 2010 • 2 Comments

Hey, whadda ya know, it’s the second installment of “Booksellers Rock!,” our series of profiles of independent booksellers. Today we hear from Lanora Hurley, owner of Next Chapter Bookshop in beautiful Milwaukee, WI. (Schlemiel! Schlimazel!…

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October 13, 2010

AN INTERVIEW With Suzanne Berne

5 Comments October 13, 2010 • 5 Comments

Algonquin talks with Suzanne Berne about her new memoir, Missing Lucile. Get Berne’s thoughts on family secrets, her grandmother’s French fling, and the battle between fact and fiction.

1. What was your inspiration for writing …

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October 11, 2010

The Regulator Presents: Algonquin Night!

2 Comments October 11, 2010 • 2 Comments

Tuesday the 5th was “Algonquin Night” at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC. If you’ve never been to The Regulator, it’s a big shop with a deceptively narrow storefront. Do not be fooled. There’s a…

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September 29, 2010

Hempel. Tower. Pories. Housing Works, 9/24

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This past Friday, September 24th, at New York City’s Housing Works, guest editor Amy Hempel, series editor Kathy Pories, and contributor Wells Tower gathered together to celebrate Algonquin’s 25th anniversary of NEW STORIES FROM THE…

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September 27, 2010

Algonquin Talks with Ron Charles, Washington Post Book Critic

6 Comments September 27, 2010 • 6 Comments

Welcome to the first of “Algonquin Talks,” our series of interviews with book reviewers, producers, and bloggers. Ron Charles, the esteemed fiction editor and weekly critic at the Washington Post, is one of the first…

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September 22, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH Jay Varner

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Jay Varner, author of the brilliant memoir Nothing Left to Burn, offers some insights on the origins of his memoir, the tricky business of writing about a small town, good books, and good music, as…

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September 16, 2010

GET READ: A Friend In The Book Business

1 Comment September 16, 2010 • 1 Comment

Some Submissions Guidelines and Conspiracy Speculations
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It’s a tough world out there for writers: incomplete manuscripts cluttering our workspace, relatives asking what our real jobs are, and our hole-in-the-wall coffeehouses being overrun with sentient…

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September 8, 2010

Watch This: A Curable Video

2 Comments September 8, 2010 • 2 Comments

We’re continuing our celebration of Joseph Skibell Week: Leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook) to enter to win copies of A CURABLE ROMANTIC and…

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September 7, 2010

Read This: A Curable Romantic Excerpt

10 Comments September 7, 2010 • 10 Comments

Happy Skibell Week! Comment on our Facebook page (or here if you don’t have a Facebook account) to be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Joseph Skibell’s new novel, A Curable Romantic,…

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